The Manta Ray Bay Resort - Hotel
and Yap Divers, Bill and Patricia Acker in Yap, Micronesia
Do you like diving? Do you like fishing? Do you like a real quite place to relax? Would you like to meet a
special culture with the nicest people, I have met on my many travelings?
For those in a hurry that wish to get the latest Manta Ray Bay Resort news on the Facebook Fanpage.
Well, then Yap in Micronesia might be the secret tip for you!
In fall of 1999, my friend and my former flight instructor Heinz from Hawai'i called me and asked if I wouldn't
like to come and work on the island of Yap in Micronesia. To make the story short: Yes, around the millennium, I
ended up working at the Manta Ray Bay Hotel. - Unfortunately, I got another serious health attack at the time which
made me decide to return to Switzerland. But, as stated above: The people are so friendly and nice, the place
has its special beauty and all the other things are presented in the videos, embedded below.
I wish you fun, and: Maybe you will start saving to visit the unique spot on the planet, too?
This one I would call "Best of Manta Ray Bay Hotel and Yap". It shows a bit of everything,
including the Mnuw, the unique brewery, stone money and kayaking. - I liked to sometimes take the white kayak and
head for O'Keefe's Island to relax.
Video Title:The World's Best Dive Resort Play Time: 9.55
In this shorter video, Bill Acker gives in-depth info on Yap.
Video Title:Yap's Manta Ray Bay Hotel services and
amenities Play Time: 4.51 minutes
The Mnuw is really a restaurant that is really special. I did not see it in person, yet. When I
had to leave the island, Bill was just on a trip to arrange to get this boat to Yap.
Video Title:The World's Coolest Restaurant Play Time: 5.22
When I was living in Yap, I was told that the island is very rarely hit by a typhoon. But, in the
mean-time, it happed... Here, you see how strongly and the huge efforts undertaken to bring the relocated Mnuw back
to its regular place.
Video Title:Skewed Schooner on The Rocks Play Time: 9.10
For the divers among you: More on diving with Yap Divers. If you are not a diver, yet and would
like to become one, I also can highly recommend to get your diver's education with Bill Acker.
Video Title:Yap diving with Bill Acker, Larry Smith, & Tim
Rock Play Time: 6.13 minutes
This, I enjoyed really a lot: Fishing in Yap's waters, the speedy rides in the channels and
watching out to where the fish could be.
Video Title:Yap & Palau Sport Fishing Part 1 Play
Time: 6.08 minutes
Another one on fishing with the Manta Ray Bay Hotel crew. I never forget my last
fishing trip when we ended up in real strong wind and huge waves. If you should be afraid on a boat, I can assure
you: Those Yapese guys really know how to handle the boat in adverse conditions. Impressing!
Video Title:Xtreme Fishing in Yap Play Time: 5.12
Yap Day - and Yap Culture, another must see:
Video Title:Culture: Yap Day 2007 : annual event in Yap,
Micronesia Play Time: 7.20 minutes
A short and last video, I like very much. It shows what I would call: How people help people in
the South Seas. Very special!
Video Title:Throwing Bottles From The Plane Play Time:
At the end of this video page, I want to thank you, Bill and Patricia Acker for all your dear friendship and send
heart-filled greetings to all the people who know me at Manta Ray Bay Hotel, Yap Divers and elsewhere on Yap
Last but not least, I dedicate this page as "In Memoriam" to another very kind person who is not anymore
among us: Thomas Cho.